I had the opportunity to sit at Jill Stuarts Fall/Winter 2012 runway show this past February and I have to say, that I truly adore her designs. When chatting with Jill after her show, she spoke about her love of vintage fashions and how she actually has a vintage shop within her own retail store located on Greene Street in Manhattan.
This tote bag would most definitely fit into any fashion lovers wardrobe quite well! The tote is offered in Black, Blue and a pretty burnt Orange. I also love the collar necklace in one of the photos – so on trend, yet so chic! Miss Palermo was recently spotted at Century 21 on the Upper West Side shopping and of course she was spotted sitting at Jill Stuart’s Fall/Winter 2012 runway show during New York Fashion Week!
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It’s unanimous; boldness dominated Resort 2013 collections in the form of extreme silhouettes, stripes, and florals—and we like what we see. The in-between season offerings give designers an opportunity to reach a broader range of consumers, incorporating wearable trends that appeal to those seeking the perfect vacation wardrobe as well as the rest of us those forgoing exotic destinations to afford said ready-to-wear. (We’ll have our Resort right here at home, thank you.) The trends abound from oversized ensemble to lively prints and among the looks we are dying to make our own, there were also a few encore appearances by styles that aren’t going anywhere.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with designer Jill Stuart. I've always been a true admirer of her designs, brand, and fashion sense. For some of you who may not know, Jill began working at the age of 15 designing jewelry which was sold at Bloomingdale's. I find her work ethic extremely inspirational. It's interesting how we can admire certain fashions created by a designer and then upon meeting the designer in person one can actually love their collections even more. At that point, everything comes together and becomes real.
From the runway:
The LWD dominated the spring 2011 ready-to-wear runway shows, most notably Dolce & Gabbana's. Jill Stuart’s take on the LWD included structured silhouettes mixed with ruffles and frills. Azzaro’s show-stopping LWD encompassed a crystal bodice and a tired white silk skirt both united by a large black bow. Monique Lhuillier’s LWD designs were just angelic. Some other LWD designers included Derek Lam, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen (which is in the hands of the deserving Sarah Burton who took over for the late McQueen).
2. For the "everyday" girl: Abercrombie, ‘Kylie’ dress ($68 at Abercrombie)
Fashion moves fast; do not get left behind. The LWD is the season's hottest trend, but it may become your fierce new closet staple.
Floral prints are making their way back into our lives. The dress that makes you an adorable little girl has been refined to make you a cute girly girl. Rock the look with bold floral prints paired with a plain cardigan to avoid the over drastic look. Here are a few of my absolute favorites:
forever 21, $19.80
We'd give anything not to deal with the celebrity-craze and aggressive paparazzi at Jill Stuart again.
Just like we'd give anything for the military-inspired hats the models donned in fabulous tones of olive green, purple and checkered plaid.
Though the boots were a bit obnoxious, it was a pleasant surprise for us to witness what would happen if GI Jane joined the cast of Gossip Girl.
Coats were belted at the waist and knits were typically over-sized, whilst frocks were twisted and turned like a complicated parachute.
And we loved every minute of it.
Take 30 to 60 percent off select Jill Stuart collection items at the annual summer sample sale. 100 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-343-2300); Th (noon–7), F (11–5).
Bags for the People teams up with 3rd Ward to host "Sweatshop Socials" the last Monday of each month. Bring fabric and they'll provide sewing machines, instructions, drinks ($1 if you bring a cup; $3 if you don't), snacks, and live music. 195 Morgan Ave., nr. Stagg St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-715-4961); 7–10PM.
James Jeans Sample Sale, 500 Greenwich Street #202, NYC Selection of Men's and Women's Jeans in All Sizes, Prices: $20-$90, Visa & Mastercard accepted.